Tag: National Funeral Directors Association


The convention conundrum

Funeral directors have always liked conventions.  I have great memories of Minnesota Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) conventions going back to the 1960’s.  My dad always attended for a day and for his family it was an opportunity to get to the big city (Minneapolis) stay at the downtown Radisson Hotel, and probably get to take in a Minnesota Twins afternoon game on Day 2 before heading for home that evening. My father worked a lot. . . taking care of […]


The Acquisition Market: Should you buy or sell

From my point of view at Funeral Director Daily it has appeared to me that the acquisition market has been very quiet during the 2020 pandemic year.  If that is true it makes sense in that individual funeral homes were pretty well consumed with how to satisfy their clientele during the socially distanced period and just didn’t have the time to look into the succession market. The other day we received an unsolicited group e-mail  from our friends at Johnson […]


Renew your commitment

Funeral directors are interesting creatures.  We live to serve. . . . that doesn’t happen in every profession. I told my wife the other day as we live in this pandemic world every body seems to have all the answers.  Politicians are acting as scientists, scientists are acting like politicians, parents know more than the teachers, teachers know more than the administrators, and every where you turn. . . . somebody has an answer . . and that answer always […]

Afternoon Edition

NFDA news you can use. . . a couple of California stories that break hearts

This afternoon we are bringing you some news from the National Funeral Directors Association as well as a couple of stories that we uncovered about death care in California that point out the tragedy of humanity in the lives of those less fortunate than many of us. First of all, the National Funeral Directors Association has some information on the potential of what it calls a 37% tax increase to funeral homes if Payroll Protection Program expenses are not able […]

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Weekend edition: Wilbert Vault fire, Bukala retiring, SCI increases dividend and more

As we head into the weekend we thought we would catch you up with some information that is both of interest to our readers, but sometimes hard to catch as you are busy in your daily work and don’t have time to check out death care information as we do. . . . but that is our goal here — to bring you information in a click so that you don’t have to search for it. This article, with photos, […]

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Afternoon Edition: News you can use

In today’s Afternoon Edition we bring you information from some of our colleagues in the death care industry.  We have news from the National Funeral Directors Association about their upcoming national convention as well as three new podcasts from them that you might find interesting.  We also have news from some of our business associates at Clifton Larson Allen and U.S. Bank on ideas and suggestions about accounting for your business and financial management for the individual. Finally, we have […]

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Afternoon edition: Forbes offers Preneed advice to consumers

In this day and age it seems that when you are reading a newspaper or watching television for the news, it is not only enough to read or watch, but you may find it necessary to know the political persuasion of the entity presenting the news to get an accurate read on it.  You have certainly learned that there is a different slant to the offerings of MSNBC as compared to Fox News or that there is a difference of […]

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Afternoon edition: News you can use. . . NFDA election and more

In this press release from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) we learned that Chris E. Christian and Beatrice “Bea” Lewanduski were elected to serve two-year terms on the NFDA Board of Directors.  According to the press release Christian is the co-owner of Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee.  The release also states that Lewanduski has been a funeral director for 43 years and currently serves as manager of D’Andrea Brothers Funeral Home in Copiague, New York. Our afternoon edition […]


Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning coming up over the next couple of weeks in our profession. News from the world of Death Care: Judge:  Dayton crematory should not have been […]


Death Care professionals: News you can use

Funeral Director Daily today brings you a rare weekend edition of our news blog.  We do so simply because one of the webinars available through the National Funeral Directors Association is on Monday morning and we wanted you to have ample time to consider registering and blocking off an hour of your morning to watch, listen, and learn, if so inclined. We also bring you some other items of information from the world of death care.  Please feel free to […]